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NIH Funds Seen Boosting Industry Patents

An analysis of grants issued by National Institutes of Health shows a large percentage of those grants, directly or indirectly, result in patented technologies in industry. . . . → Read More: NIH Funds Seen Boosting Industry Patents

CARB-X Commits $48M for Antibiotic Resistance R&D

A public-private partnership is spending $48 million in grants to biotechnology companies for research on treatments and diagnostics to counter antibiotic resistance, with half of that amount distributed immediately. . . . → Read More: CARB-X Commits $48M for Antibiotic Resistance R&D

Univ. Spin-Off Designing Heart Disease Screening App

A spin-off enterprise from Massachusetts Institute of Technology is creating a system using a smartphone camera to detect heart rhythm problems that lead to a stroke. . . . → Read More: Univ. Spin-Off Designing Heart Disease Screening App

Univ. of California to Gain European Crispr-Cas9 Patent

A patent dispute among top research universities took another turn, as the European Patent Office announced its intention to grant a patent to University of California for its genome editing techniques. . . . → Read More: Univ. of California to Gain European Crispr-Cas9 Patent

Trials, Registry Planned for Wound Care Device

A company making products for healing wounds is studying the ways one of its dressings is used in the field, to better understand the product’s role in wound care. . . . → Read More: Trials, Registry Planned for Wound Care Device

Genetic Techniques Speed Brain, Muscle Cell Production

A new technology targets the expression of genes in stem cells to produce specific brain and muscle cells on demand and in a few days, a fraction of the time now required. . . . → Read More: Genetic Techniques Speed Brain, Muscle Cell Production

Regeneron to Sequence 500K UK Biobank Genomes

A biotech company and health database center are partnering with drug maker GlaxoSmithKline to produce genomic data on 500,000 individuals for drug discovery. . . . → Read More: Regeneron to Sequence 500K UK Biobank Genomes

Protein IDed to Cut Implanted Device Immune Reactions

Researchers at MIT identified a protein playing a key role in promoting the scar tissue that forms from immune reactions to implanted medical devices, and blocking actions of this protein can prevent scar tissue from forming on materials often used with implants. . . . → Read More: Protein IDed to Cut Implanted Device Immune Reactions

Heart Assoc, Amazon Partner on Precision Medicine Data

American Heart Association and Amazon Web Services are collecting data from researchers to advance precision medicine in cardiovascular diseases and stroke. . . . → Read More: Heart Assoc, Amazon Partner on Precision Medicine Data

Sensors, Wearables Track Moods and Eating Behavior

A system that captures and interprets spoken words by individuals and groups can track their various moods, which also predict eating behaviors leading to obesity. . . . → Read More: Sensors, Wearables Track Moods and Eating Behavior